Submitted Place Names Starting with N

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NADRAUEN (Region) German
German form of Nadruvia.
NAGORNO-KARABAKH (Political Subdivision) English
Combination of Russian нагорный (nagorniy) "highland" and Karabakh, derived from Turkish kara "black" and Persian باغ (bāgh) "garden". Nagorno-Karabakh is a disputed region in the Caucasus and internationally recognized as a part of Azerbaijan.
NAHLIEL (Settlement) Hebrew
NAIRN (Settlement) Scottish
A town in Inverness-shire, Scotland. The town is so called due to its location on the river Nairn, the name of which is probably of pre-Celtic origin.
NAMIBIA (Country) English
The name of the Country in Southern Africa. Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population... [more]
NAMIBIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Namibia.
NAMĪBIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Namibia.
NANELI (Settlement) Indian
NANGIJALA (Other) Literature
Meaning unknown. Invented by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren for her novel "The Brothers Lionheart" (1973) where it is the main setting. In the book, Nangijala is the name of afterlife where our souls go after we die.
NAPELS (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Naples.
NARA (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is the capital of Nara Prefecture in western Japan. The kanji used are 奈 (dai, na, nai, ikan, karanashi) meaning "Nara, what?" and 良 (ryou, i.i, yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
NARELA (Settlement) Indian
NÄRKE (Region) Swedish
Närke is Swedish historical province. The name is believed to be derived from the word när meaning "ridge, hill" (not to be confused with the word nära "close, near").
NARNIA (Country) Literature
The name of a fictional country which is the setting of C. S. Lewis's 'Chronicles of Narnia' series of fantasy novels for children. This coincides with the old Latin name of Narni, an Italian town in the region of Umbria, which may have inspired Lewis.
NASHVILLE (Settlement) English
Name of the capital city in Tennessee, named after Gen. Francis Nash.
NATANGEN (Region) German
German form of Natangia.
NAVAN (Other) Irish
Irish place name meaning "the cave" (?)
NAVARRA (Region) Spanish
NAVARRE (Country) French
From the name of the historic Royaume de Navarre, a kingdom in the West Pyrenees mountains which is divided today between Spain and France. It is either derived from the Basque nabar, meaning "brownish" or "multicolor" (which would be a contrast with the green mountain lands north of the original County of Navarre); or from the Basque naba, "valley" or "plain", and herri, "land" or "people".
NEBRASKA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Otoe Ñí Brásge meaning "flat water".
NEFTEKAMA (Settlement) Bashkir
Bashkir form of Neftekamsk.
NEFTEKAMSK (Settlement) Russian, English
Derived from Russian нефть (neft') meaning "oil, petroleum" and the name of the Kama River. Neftekamsk is a city in Russia and the Republic of Bashkortostan.
NENETSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Nenetsia.
NENT (River) English
A river in the North Pennines. Its name is derived from Cumbric nent, meaning 'stream'. It is a tributary of the Tyne.
NEUKALEDONIEN (Political Subdivision) German
German form of New Caledonia.
NEUSEELAND (Country) German
German form of New Zealand.
NEUSTRIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Neustria.
NEVADA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Spanish Sierra Nevada "snow-covered mountains".
NEWCASTLE (Settlement) English
A city in North-East England. It simply denoted the site of a New Castle, as this is where a castle was erected by William the Conquer in 1080.... [more]
NEWFOUNDLAND (Country) English
From 1907 to 1949, Newfoundland existed as the self-governing Dominion of Newfoundland. In 1949, Newfoundland joined Canada as a province.
NEW GRANADA (Country) History
This South American country was part of Gran Colombia from 1819-1830 and was independent from 1830-1858. In 1858, the country became known as the Grenadine Confederation, then the United States of New Granada in 1861, the United States of Colombia in 1863, and finally, the Republic of Colombia in 1886.
NEWGUINEA (Island) English
The name of the Island. New Guinea is a large Island in the South West Pacific region. It is the world's second-largest island, after Greenland, covering a land area of 785,753 km², and the largest wholly or partly within the Southern Hemisphere.
NEW HAMPSHIRE (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after Hampshire in England.
NEW JERSEY (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the largest of British channel islands Jersey.
NEW MEXICO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, a calque of Spanish Nuevo México "New Mexico".
NEW YORK (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of a city in that state, named after the then Duke of York, later King James II of England.
NEW ZEALAND (Country) English
Named after the Dutch province ZEELAND. This is the name of a country in the southwestern PACIFIC OCEAN.
NICARAGUA (Country) English
The name of the Country in Central America. Nicaragua, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches... [more]
NICOMEDIË (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Nicomedia.
NICOSIA (Settlement) English
Capital of Cyprus.
NIDAROS (Settlement) Norwegian (Archaic)
Former name of Trondheim. The name is derived from Nidelva.
NIDELVA (River) Norwegian
The name of a river that runs through Trondheim, and the name of a river in southern Norway. The name is a combination of the words elv "river" and nid (of unknown meaning).
NIEU-KALEDONIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of New Caledonia.
NIEU-SEELAND (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of New Zealand.
NIEUW-CALEDONIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of New Caledonia.
NIEUW-ZEELAND (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of New Zealand.
NIFLHEIM (Other) Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse elements nifl- meaning "mist; dark" and heimr "residence, world" (which is cognate with English home). In Norse mythology, Niflheim or Niflheimr was the realm of the dead.
NIGĒRIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Nigeria.
NILEN (River) Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Nile.
NIZA (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish for the city of Nice, France.
NOLITA (Political Subdivision) American
A neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Derived from "NOrth of Little ITAly"123. Nolita is bounded on the north by Houston Street, on the east by the Bowery, on the south roughly by Broome Street, and on the west by Lafayette Street... [more]
Dutch form of North Macedonia.
NOORD-MASEDONIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of North Macedonia.
NOORWEË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Norway.
NOORWEGEN (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Norway.
NORDAMERIKA (Region) Swedish, Danish, German
Swedish, Danish and German form of North America.
NORDLAND (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Norwegian words nord meaning "north" and land meaning "country."... [more]
NOREG (Country) Norwegian (Nynorsk), Faroese
Nynorsk and Faroese form of NORGE.
NORMANDIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Normandy.
NORMANDY (Political Subdivision) English (Rare)
English name for the French region of Normandie.
NORRLAND (Region) Swedish
Literally means "Northland" in Swedish. Norrland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being Götaland and Svealand.
NORTH CAROLINA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, Named after King Charles I of England.
NORTH DAKOTA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of indigenous people of the Great Plains, from the Dakota word dakhóta "friend".
From the much larger Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria, meaning 'land north of the Humber'.
NORVEÇ (Country) Azerbaijani
Means Norway in Azerbaijani.
NORVEGJI (Country) Albanian
Means Norway in Albanian.
NORVEŠKA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Norway.
NOUAKCHOTT (Settlement) English
Derived from Berber Nawākšūṭ meaning "place of the winds". Nouakchott is the capital and largest city of Mauritania.
NOVA (Other) English (American)
Means “son of pain’’ first used in the late 70s early 20th century. Brought about in honour of a very well respected and infamous speedboarder of the time.
NOVAYA ZEMLYA (Island) Russian
From Russian новий (noviy) meaning "new" and земля (zemlya) meaning "land". Novaya Zemlya is an island in northern Russia.
NOXÇIYÇÖ (Political Subdivision) Chechen
Chechen original form of Chechnya.
NUBIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Nubia.
NUMIDIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Numidia.
NUNAVUT (Political Subdivision) Inuit
Territory of Canada. From the Inuktitut word nunavut, meaning "our land".
NYL (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Nile.